Govt dept still chasing itself over holiday pay

The government department in charge of chasing employers over holiday pay arrears has yet to pay its own staff – two years after it first agreed to remedy past breaches. The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), which includes the Labour Inspectorate, initially reached an enforceable undertaking in March 2016 over Holidays Act breaches […]

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IMPORTANT FOR NZ PAYROLL: MBIE’S POSITION STATEMENT – ESTIMATING THE VALUE OF HOLIDAYS ACT 2003 UNDERPAYMENTS

Many employers and their payroll professionals are spending a lot of time and money trying to correct mistakes made from an unworkable Holidays Act 2003.  This will not change until the government (or any government) shows some real courage in trying to make the Act workable and as easy as paying an employee their wage […]

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Become a NZPPA Certified Payroll Professional in 2018

Make a belated New Year’s resolution to become a certified payroll professional in 2018! NZPPA is very pleased to announce that the reworked and totally online certification process is open for business. We believe this is now a world-class certification process for payroll and will assist greatly in developing payroll as a recognised profession in […]

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Making the Holidays Act 2003 workable for payroll – Open letter to the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety – Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Please note: the following letter has been sent to the Minister today we are hoping for a real opportunity to try and resolve the issues with this act, we will keep you fully informed of any developments.    Dear Minister   The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA) was established in 2007 to develop and […]

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Wendy’s illegally refused staff public holiday entitlements

To see the full ERA ruling click here Businesses across New Zealand will have to re-think how they deal with public holiday entitlements before Christmas – after a potentially precedent-setting Employment Relations Authority ruling. The Holidays Act says employees must be given a day in lieu if a public holiday “would otherwise be a working […]

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